Cancer Cases In Children increase By 40%
Experts say the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer has rocketed because of pollution, pesticides and poor diets.Fast food diets and lack of exercise could be responsible for a rise in cancer cases in young adults, scientists have warned.
New analysis of official statistics by Children with Cancer UK shows how diagnosis has increased by 40% in the last 16 years, with 1,300 more cases of young people getting cancer each year.The stark rise is most evident in colon cancer which is up by 200% and thyroid cancer which has more than doubled.
Alasdair Philips, science adviser at Children with Cancer UK, says there seems to be "a correlation between the lifestyle of young people" and a significant increase in the number of teenagers being diagnosed.
"One of the rises that has taken us a bit by surprise is this rise in colon cancer which wasn't a young person’s cancer.
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